Off the Map: The Provenance of a Painting
September 23, 2021 – February 06, 2022
The Nasher Museum caught up with artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds (Arapaho and Cheyenne) at the Armory Show in New York City, on September 8, 2022. The artist stood in front of his beautiful work, “Native Nations Sovereign,” a series of ink on rag monoprints from 2019, at the booth of K Art Gallery, based in Buffalo, NY. He graciously talked with us about his work—and why he stopped making drawings and switched to prints for his “wall lyrics” series. The Nasher Museum acquired three of his drawings in 2020.
All works featured by artist Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds.“Native Nations Sovereign,” 2019. Ink on rag monoprints. Installation at K Art Gallery (based in Buffalo, NY) at the Armory Show, NYC, Sept. 9-11, 2022.
“Drop The Spot,” “Indio Face Down” and “Mother Woman Inspire”
Each: pastel on paper, 1990, 22 x 30 inches. Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Museum purchase with funds provided by Marjorie (P’16, P’19, P’19) and Michael Levine (B.S.’84, P’16, P’19, P’19), 2020.10.3. © Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds. Image courtesy of the artist and Fort Gansevoort.
Wendy Page Hower, Nasher Museum
J Caldwell, Nasher Museum